Shares & Derivatives
Manulife US REIT High Distribution Yield of 8.67%- Rosy Future Or Just A Value Trap?
By Investment Income for Life  •  May 10, 2022
Manulife US REIT ("MUST") just announced its Q1 2022 operational updates. This is one of my major US Office space investments inside my margin portfolio which delivers an effective distribution yield of around 13% per annum along with Keppel Pacific Oak US REIT as well as Prime US REIT with the use of leverage. Things on the surface looks good but the risk of runaway US inflation and US Federal Reserve interest rate hike as well as flexible working hours from home (instead of office) seems to be creating much weakness in its market pricing. MUST seems to have performed the worst out of the other 2 US Office REITs with a drop in market pricing of <18%> since 1st January 2021. From a market price of S$0.743 per unit, the current unit price of MUST at S$0.600 as at 9th May 2022 is only a faint shadow of its former glorious self. I will go on to highlight...
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By Investment Income for Life
I am an Accountant by training and is currently working in a global MNC in the Supply Chain industry. During my free time, I enjoy reading up on topics such as stock investing, insurance planning and property investment. Since 2012, I have started penning down my thoughts on certain financial matters while striving to achieve financial independence.

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